Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Editor at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
Mothers and babies are still at risk of dying because of poor maternity care, the NHS watchdog has warned.
The vaccine booster rollout has begun with third jabs being offered to people in care homes, the over 50s, frontline health and social care staff and vulnerable people.
Harassed, bullied or abused at work by members of the public, colleagues and their own managers – that’s the experience of thousands of ethnic minority staff working in mental health trusts around England.
Covid booster jabs could start being handed out later this month, according to the Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who says he’s now just waiting for advice on who should be eligible.
Less than £5.5 billion of the £12 billion raised will actually go towards social care in the first three years.
The prime minister has announced a £5.4 billion injection into the NHS in England in the next six months.
The government’s advisers on vaccinations have for the first time ever asked ministers to seek extra advice on giving 12 to 15-year-old children the Covid jab.
Around half a million people in the UK with severely weakened immune systems are to be offered a third dose of the Covid vaccine, but it’s not to be confused with any potential booster.
Covid cases across the UK have fallen for the sixth day in a row. Downing Street insisted the pandemic was “not over and we are not out of the woods yet”, and that the downward trend could be reversed once the full effects of lifting England’s restrictions a week ago today begins to filter through.
Hospital security guards have been accused of abusing vulnerable patients after CCTV footage exclusively obtained by Channel 4 News shows an elderly man locked in a room for 11 hours without treatment, food or water.
Africa is at a pivotal point in its third wave with many countries at peak risk, the World Health Organisation warned today. Doctors there have told Channel 4 News of an overwhelmed health system, with a chronic shortage of oxygen and PPE.
In the last hour, the government has confirmed it will offer NHS staff a 3% pay rise, backdated to April. The increase was recommended by the independent pay review body.
Children and teenagers at higher risk from Covid because of medical conditions, or who live with people who are clinically vulnerable, will be offered the Pfizer jab “as soon as possible”, the vaccines minister has confirmed, along with young people who are about to turn 18.
People without the right paperwork are struggling to access Covid vaccines because they are wrongfully being turned away from GP surgeries.
A report out today says the NHS may be unable to cope with the rise in winter viruses that’s expected.